Mental Health Stigma Created by Psychiatry

Mental Health Stigma Created by Psychiatry

When $20.4 million in federal funding for mental health services in Florida expired recently, those tied directly to this tax-payer funded care began a predictable and loud outcry. Stacey Cook-Hawk, CEO of Salus Care, a Mental Health and Addiction facility in...
Is there An Antidepressant / Autism Link?

Is there An Antidepressant / Autism Link?

A new study shows a connection between women who take antidepressants in the last 6 months of pregnancy and an increase of children born with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) Pediatrics concluded that “Use of...

Paxil’s Recipe For Success: Fraudulent Study & False Claims

A report on the drug trial results for the antidepressant drug Paxil (Seroxat in the UK) was published in The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) in 2001 under the title “Study 329”. The authors of the study stated paroxetine is...

Citalopram – Pregnancy Antidepressant Related to Birth Defects

A recent article in the health section of BBC News details the latest Citalopram side effect story from a UK mom who had taken the SSRI antidepressant during her pregnancy.  Ann Wilson had been taking Citalopram (Celexa) for 4 years at the urging of her General...

Environmental Causes of Autism

In the past twenty years or so, the rate of autism has gone up dramatically. The psychiatric community has even come up with the name Autism Spectrum Disorder because the symptoms vary widely and in degree of severity. Psychiatry points to the cause as being genetic...